TENS application for menstrual pain

Woman lying on the couch and holding her stomach because she has her period. Menstrual pain can be treated with a TENS device.

It is possible to do without medication during the period and to relieve painful cramps by using the gentle electro-massage with a TENS device. Independent tests also show that TENS can lead to pain relief in moderate and severe menstrual pain.[1]

A TENS machine transmits electrical impulses to the skin via electrodes, which block the pain transmission of nerves to the brain and stimulate the body to release endorphins[2]. Endorphins are endogenous pain-relieving hormones. In addition, the TENS treatment also promotes blood circulation[3].

TENS electrode placement for menstrual pain

You can relieve menstrual pain with a TENS device and our 5x5 cm electrodes, which can also be used for a variety of other applications.

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  • This guide is for orientation purposes and does not replace the supervision of a doctor or therapist. Please follow the warnings and safety instructions of your device. Changes and errors are possible.

  • Number inside the circle: Channel number

    Circle color: Red = Electrode 1, Black = Electrode 2

Please note when using TENS:

The intensity should be adjusted so that it is felt as a pleasant tingling sensation. The duration of the application should be approx. 40 minutes in order to be able to achieve a lasting reduction in pain. It also makes sense to switch programs every now and then.

What are the causes of menstrual pain?

  • From everywhere

    You can use TENS therapy anywhere. It doesn't matter whether you're sitting comfortably on the sofa or in the office.

  • Drug free

    TENS pain therapy is an alternative to drug pain treatment

  • At any time

    You can use TENS flexibly and at any time. Success can already be achieved after the first treatment

  • Free of side effects

    When used correctly, pain treatment with TENS has practically no side effects

Studies and scientific sources

[1] Föhr, R, (2019, November 22).TENS devices: stop menstrual pain - fairy tale or possibility? DER SPIEGEL https://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/diagnose/tens-geraete-regelache-stoppen-maerchen-oder-moeglichkeit-a-12994799.html

[2] Ortu, E., Pietropaoli, D., Mazzei, G., Cattaneo, R., Giannoni, M., & Monaco, A. (2015). TENS effects on salivary stress markers: A pilot study. International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, 114-118. https://doi.org/10.1177/0394632015572072

[3] Cramp, Gilsenan, Lowe & Walsh. (2000). The effect of high- and low-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation upon cutaneous blood flow and skin temperature in healthy subjects. Clinical Physiology, 20(2), 150-157. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2281.2000.00240.x

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